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CMA Awards 2018: The Complete Winners List

From Entertainer of the Year to New Artist, here are the winners of the 52nd CMAs

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Keith Urban was named Entertainer of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards.

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Keith Urban was named Entertainer of the Year at the 52nd annual CMA Awards, a surprise win that left the singer-guitarist in tears. It was Urban’s second Entertainer title, after first winning the top prize in 2005. “I am shocked beyond shocked,” he said. “I feel very grateful I get to do what I do. God bless country music, god bless you all.”

Elsewhere, Carrie Underwood won her fifth overall Female Vocalist of the Year award, while Chris Stapleton was named Male Vocalist of the Year, his fourth consecutive win in the category and third for the evening. He also won two awards for “Broken Halos”: Single of the Year and Song of the Year, the latter of which he shared with his co-writer and former bandmate in the Steeldrivers, Mike Henderson. “Broken Halos” appears on his 2017 album From A Room: Volume 1.

Additionally, Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour was named Album of the Year. Produced by Musgraves with Daniel Tashian and Ian Fitchuk, the LP was the only nominated album from a woman in the category. Musgraves accepted her trophy dressed in a black custom Versace suit, remarking how it was 10 years to the day that she first moved from her native Texas to Nashville.

Elsewhere, Brothers Osborne three-peated in the Vocal Duo of the Year category, with a shocked TJ Osborne dropping the one-liner of the night: “If this was in Florida, there’d definitely be a recount.” His brother John Osborne used their speech to offer encouragement for young musicians. “If I could say anything to the whole world, I grew up a total nerd, alone in my room, playing guitar,” he said. “If you stick with it for a long time, you can do it too.”

Other major awards included New Artist of the Year, which went to Luke Combs, and Vocal Group of the Year, to first-time winners Old Dominion, who broke the six-year streak of Little Big Town.

Earlier in the day, David Lee Murphy and Kenny Chesney’s collaboration “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” which reached Number One in June — only the second of “Dust on the Bottle” singer Murphy’s career — was named Musical Event of the Year, beating out the record-breaking “Meant to Be” by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line. This marks the first-ever CMA win for Murphy, and Chesney’s 10th to date. Additionally, Thomas Rhett’s cinematic clip for “Marry Me,” directed by TK McKamy, was named Music Video of the Year.

Entertainer of the Year
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Chris Stapleton
Keith Urban – WINNER

Album of the Year
From A Room: Volume 2, Chris Stapleton
Golden Hour, Kacey Musgraves – WINNER
Graffiti U, Keith Urban
Life Changes, Thomas Rhett
The Mountain, Dierks Bentley

Single of the Year
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton – WINNER
“Drinkin’ Problem,” Midland
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Song of the Year
“Body Like a Back Road,” Sam Hunt
“Broken Halos,” Chris Stapleton – WINNER
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
Chris Stapleton – WINNER
Keith Urban

Female Vocalist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini
Miranda Lambert
Maren Morris
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood – WINNER

New Artist of the Year
Lauren Alaina
Luke Combs – WINNER
Chris Janson
Brett Young

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne – WINNER
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Old Dominion – WINNER

Music Video of the Year
“Babe,” Sugarland featuring Taylor Swift
“Cry Pretty,” Carrie Underwood
“Drunk Girl,” Chris Janson
“Marry Me,” Thomas Rhett – WINNER
“Tequila,” Dan + Shay

Musical Event of the Year
“Burning Man,” Dierks Bentley featuring Brothers Osborne
“Dear Hate,” Maren Morris featuring Vince Gill
“Drowns the Whiskey,” Jason Aldean featuring Miranda Lambert
“Everything’s Gonna Be Alright,” David Lee Murphy with Kenny Chesney – WINNER
“Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line

Musician of the Year
Jerry Douglas, dobro
Paul Franklin, steel guitar
Dann Huff, guitar
Mac McAnally, guitar – WINNER
Derek Wells, guitar


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